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Volume 1 Issue 1 



The Mission 
ofSGA 

Student Goveniment 
Association has a mission to act 
as a liaison between the students 
and the faculty and 
administration. We can only do 
so if students will take the 
initiative to come to room 3 1 8 on 
the 3rd Tuesday of every month 
for our meetings. We also have 
Student Assembly every 1st 
Tuesday of the month. During 
these events students' concerns 
are heard and addressed by the 
Student Senate. Information will 
be gathered and addressed at the 
next Student Assembly or during 
Student Govenunent meetings. 
Students need to focus on what is 
their main purpose here at 
Roxbury Community College, 
and go after that purpose 
(education) fay any means 
necessary . There are pjroper 
channels that should be taken 
and ways to get problems 
resolved quickly, peacefully and 
effectively. My only solution to 
students is "Do your job, 
research, ask questions and be 
focused." 

Chesterfield Coppin, 

SGA President 

Antione LaFontant, VP SGA 



Week of November 4,1996 



STUDENT VOICES 




Community 

College 

Conference 

dtudent Government 
Association members attended 
their annual CCSLA 
(Community College Student 
Leadership Association) fail 
leadership conference on 
October 10, 19% at the 
Framingham Tara Hotel. The 
focus of the conference was on 
assisting campus leaders with 
various issues and activities. 
During the conference we 
participated in the Hillcrest 
Adventure Program, which helps 
students let down the barriers 
that prevent students from 
interacting with each other and 
becoming acquainted with 
students from different college. 
Other events included; The Idea 



Inside This Issue 



BBS, TLC, and Save the Dates 
Off The Plantation 



4 RCC Tiger^s Schedule 

5 Get out to Vote 



Published by TTie Office of Student Activities 



Excfaangel^etwoik, whicEilie^ 
eampu&leadeis bnng. new 
initiatives to the campus. This 
event brought to light 
information about the different 
personahties students have and 
those with which they must deal. 
Finally, we did the usual school 
swap ( we brought RCC cups, 
mugs, pencils and stickers) 
which was used a concluding 
event and as an opportunity to 
remind us of the tnt)therly and 
sisterly relationship among the 
community colleges. 



Chesterfield Coppin, 
SGA President 



RCC Boston 

Business 

School 

Did you know that the 
Boston Business School 
Campus has a reputation 
with the Boston Business 
community that is unsurpassed. 
You will find our alumni 
working for some of the most 
prestigious institutions in and 
around Boston. The class size is 
small, the people are warm and 
fiiendly, and the teachers are 
unique. The campus is located a 
few blocks from Boston 
University on Commonwealth 
Ave. Come check it out! 

Janice Chandler, SGA Rep. 



Learning 
Center 
Student 
Forum 

The Learning Resource 
Center(LRC) will hold a forum 
called "The Best Information 
Comes From the Source" on 
Wednesday, November 6 fi^om 
4:45 - 6:00 1^ in Room 121 
Academic Bldg. and on 
Thursday November 7, 1996 
fiom 1 1:30- 12:45 H^ in Room 
121 Academic Bldg. Come share 
your ideas, complaints, thoughts, 
concerns, compliment and 
problems. What can you expea 
fit)m the forum? Dean Bond and 
her staff plan to listen, take notes 
and from this foium prepare a 
report to the College Community 
as to how you see the TLC and 
develop a plan to improve 
Learning Center programs and 
services for all RCC students. 



X he I /earning \^^enter 
Hours: 

Monday - Thursday 

8:30 AM - 8:00 PM 

Friday 

8:30 AM -3:00 PM 

Saturday 

8:30 AM -3:00 PM 

Deadline 

The deadline to submit articles 
for the next edition of the RCC 
Times is November 14. 



RCC TIMES 

Save The 
Dates 



Wednesday, November 6 

CAPS presents 
College Fair 

9:30 AM -1:00 PM 
Cafeteria 



November 12 -18 

English Comp Exam 

Call or stop by the Assessment 
Office Rm. 207 Academic Bldg. 

Wednesday, November 13 
Health Fair 

10:00 AM -1:00 PM 
Academic & Student Center 

Friday, November 22 

Black/Latino Male Focus 
Group 

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

3:00 PM -6:00 PM 

Reggie Lewis Track 

In Search of 
Editor-Chief 

The RCC Times is looking for 
an Editor-Chief for the student 
newspaper. For more 
information contact: 

Elizabeth Clark, Director of 
Student Activities Rm. 317 
Student Center. 



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Early this year, an 

R.C.C. &culty member 

stood in the fixjnt of a 

classroom, and told a 

numba- of students ". . 

■ she didn't earn that 

scholarship ... the President gave it to her to buy 

her off" As if the fact that a professor at the 

college I attend would act in this petty, 

unprofessional manner were not enough, this 

particular man had the gaU to cast aspersion on 

my character, by insinuating that my support of 

the President (and thereby the college) was less 

than genuine. 

The above scenario is symbolic of an 
issue that has existed for some time here at 
R.C.C. . namely, the faculty's apparent lack of 
regard forthc very students they are employed to 
serve. There have been other incidents recently 
that make this issue a pressing one. A professor 
was heard to say to a class having difficulty with 
a math problem, "Oh, come on - monkeys could 
do this." Last year's trip to Cuba, ostensibly to 
ejqjose the class to the political climate in Cuba, 
inchided only two students, although there were 
more than ten persons travelhng that day. These 
are often the same faculty membere who will 
turn and ask for your support when they are 
"under the gun." Whenever a professor can 
encourage his students to "sue the Boston Public 
School system" as opposed to doing their jobs - 
educating us in the fields of their expertise - then 
there is something drastically wrong. 

Innrycapacity as Student Trustee, it has 
been my experience that most students feel as 
though the fecuhy member is "untouchable", i.e., 
that what the professor gives is what the student 
takes. This is not the foundation upon which a 
proper education is built A professor should be 






responsive to his/her 
students, in order to ensure 
that the student actually 
learns vibat is being taught. 
Many students have come 
to me to discuss issues 
regarding various faculty members, and a large 
proportion of these issues seem to be centered 
around the fact that faculty members, in many 
cases, regard the general student population as 
unprepared for college-level academics, and 
therefore "untcacfaable." While some members 
of the student population may well need some 
foma of remedial assistance, it remains the job of 
the professor to do his/her best to fulfill the 
mission of the school - to take students who may 
not have had the opportunity to attend a four- 
year institution and prepare them to compete 
with tiie graduates of these institutions. What is 
actually being aoconqjlished, however, is that 
some of the students who were turned out of high 
school unprepared are being ahutUed through 
R.C.C. (if they dont drop the classes) by 
profiaBore who have little hope, and expend little 
eflFortin, teaching them anything. 

If professors are not up to the challenge 
of prqjaring these students for their futures, then 
they are in the wrong school. Students need to 
understand that 1) they are not powerless; and 2) 
thatthe faculty is not omnipotent If your needs 
are not being met by your professor, get in touch 
with Student Govenmient, who will help you to 
contact the head of the department in written 
form and air your grievance. It is critical to the 
continued fiilfilhnent of the school's mission that 
students get out of the "plantation" mentaUty, 
and realize that they have a right to a propel 
educaUon at R.C.C., just as the School has an 
obUgation to provide it As much as some 
ficuhy would like you to believe otherwise, you 
are not worthless, and you are not without 
recourse. 



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RCC 

TIGERS 



i?. €. €. MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 




DATE 



SCHOOL 



TIME 



PLACE 



11/9/96 


GATEWAY C.C. 


3:00 


HOME 


11/13/96 


NORTH SHORE C,C. 


6:00 


HOME 


11/16/96 


NORWALK C.C. 


1:00 


AWAY *'.' 


11/19/96 


MANCHESTER C.C. 


7:00 


HOME 


11/21/96 


NEW HAiVlPSHIRE TECH 


7:00 


AWAY 


11/25/96 


U.CONN AVERY FT. 


7:00 


HOME 


11/27/96 


QUINSIGAMOND . 


6:00 


HOME 


12/12/96 


MASS BAY C.C. 


7:00 


HOME 


12/13/96 


BUNKER HILL C.C. 


7:00 


HOME 


12/21/96 


ESSEX C.C. 


1:00 


AWAY 


1/11/97 


NAUGATL'CK C.C. 


TBA 


AWAY 


1/12/97 


NAUGATUCK C.C. 


TBA 


AWAY 


1/22/97 


NORTHERN ESSEX C.C. 


6:00 


HOME 


1/25/97 


NORWALK C.C. 


7:00 


HOME 


1/27/97 


U.CONN AVTRY FT. 


8:00 


AWAY 


1/29/97 


QUINSIGAMOND 


6:00 


AWAY 


1/30/97 


HESSER C.C. 


7:00 


AWAY 


2/1/97 


MANCHLSTER 


2.00 


AWAY . 


2/3/97 


NORTH SHORE C.C. 


7:00 


AWAY 


2/4/97 


MASS BAY C.C. 


8:00 


AWAY 


2/8/97 


FRANKLIN INSTITUTE 


7:00 


HOME 


2/11/97 


GATEWAY C.C. 


1:00 


AWAY 


2/14/97 


SPRINGFIELD TECH. 


7:00 


AWAY 


2/15/97 


HOLYOKE C.C. 


1:00 


AWAY 


2/17/97 


BUNKER HILL C.C. 


7:00 


AWAY 


2/18/97 


HAMPSHIRE C.C. 


7:00 


AWAY 


2/20/97 


NEWBURY C.C. 


8:00 


AWAY 


2/22/97 


MCCAC SL\1I 


TBA 


S.T.C.C. 


2/23/97 


MCCAC FINAL 


TBA 


S.T.C.C. 


3/1/97 


REGION NJCAA SEMI 


TBA 


C.C.R.I. 


3/2/97 


REGION NICAA FINAL 


TBA 


C.C.R.I. 


3/13/97 


NATIONALS 


TBA 


DELHI, N.Y 


3/14/97 


NATIONALS 


TBA 


DELHI, N.Y 


3/15/97 


NATIONALS 


TBA 


DELHI, N.Y 



RCC TIMES 




ELECTION DAY 

TUESDAY 

NOVEMBERS, 1996 



YOUR VOTE COUNTS !